Downtown Bangor will host over a hundred different artisans this weekend, as
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 3, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 3, Soubanh Phanthay
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Saturday, July 6th, the city will come alive with demonstrations of different art styles, music, food, and performances all afternoon.
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 4, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 4, Soubanh Phanthay
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Executive Director of the Bangor Partnership, Betsy Lundy, says it's something folks look forward to each year.
"We brought the SAF back in 2019 after it had been dormant for about a decade. We did not have a festival in 2020 because of Covid so there is a hole in the program."
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 8, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 8, Soubanh Phanthay
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"As the premier arts and culture destination in Central Maine, the Downtown Bangor Partnership seeks to highlight the artists and arts organizations located in the Bangor Region. "
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 10, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 10, Soubanh Phanthay
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"Visitors are encouraged to stroll the streets of the entire Downtown to take gardens and permanent statues and visit the numerous galleries, shops and restaurants and explore the many art studios located Downtown as well as businesses and galleries that host arts for locally made artists!"
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 1, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 1, Soubanh Phanthay
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"We started with 35 vendors and this year we have 130 so lots of growth! "
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 5, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 5, Soubanh Phanthay
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Artists, musicians, and performers will be located all throughout downtown.
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 12, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 12, Soubanh Phanthay
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There will even be a Children's tent set up with activities for younger kids.
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 6, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 6, Soubanh Phanthay
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Here's a look at the map of where the exhibits will be Saturday.
Sidewalk Arts Festival Map, Downtown Bangor Partnership
Sidewalk Arts Festival Map, Downtown Bangor Partnership
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Lundy says will be a huge celebration of the arts community in and around the city.
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 13, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 13, Soubanh Phanthay
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"I love to highlight the McGullicuddy Center for the Humanities College Art Tent as the student artists are amazing and for some of them, it is their first public show. "
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 11, Soubanh Phanthay
Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 11, Soubanh Phanthay
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For a complete Sidewalk Art Festival Events schedule, click here.

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